We serve as a hub with the VTEUs and NIAID to integrate, facilitate and build IDCRC research priorities and processes. The goal of the IDCRC is to support the planning and implementation of infectious diseases clinical research that efficiently addresses the scientific priorities of NIAID. We foster collaborative team science with NIAID, the VTEUs and other partners to best address the NIAID infectious diseases priorities.


Key Functions

  • review and prioritize innovative concepts,
  • enhance integration and efficiency in operations (e.g. single-IRB system, master contracting agreements, evidence-based strategies to recruit and engage patients, “LEAN” processes),
  • increase collaborations (e.g. novel product development partnerships),
  • plan and facilitate protocol implementation,
  • promote the integration of special and underserved populations in IDCRC research across the human lifespan,
  • engage the next generation of scientists in infectious disease research,
  • evaluate ongoing studies, and
  • help assure the capacity of the IDCRC to respond rapidly to newly emerging infectious disease threats.

A key activity is working collaboratively and coordinating with NIAID. There are strong liaisons at all levels to facilitate strategic priority setting, work with NIAID contractors and other important interfaces.

IDCRC Annual Meeting

From April 24 to 26, the Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (IDCRC) hosted its Annual Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland at the NIH Main Campus, bringing together 280 stakeholders from the IDCRC, Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEU), and NIAID’s Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) partners in person and virtually. This year's program highlighted the numerous scientific accomplishments of the IDCRC and VTEUs and provided ample networking opportunities for members.

IDCRC Annual Meeting